Firefighters monitor flooding in Moss Point

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - In Moss Point, firefighters were out Monday circling their city, checking for flooding in neighborhoods, downed trees, and water on the roads. Tropical Storm Lee's heavy winds and rain could still be felt in Moss Point.

Lt. Floyd Downs spent Labor Day riding around in stormy weather, so you can guess it was not fun at all. He wants to make sure the storm was not soaking Moss Point citizens or pushing water into their homes.

"Make sure there are no floods, people are not trapped into their homes, and that we can get our pumpers out of certain areas if we do get an emergency call."

Rose Drive was looking better than it did two days ago when 30 people had to be rescued from the rising water.

"It has dropped down tremendously compared to how it was Saturday," Downs said, "but any amount of rain, it can flood back up again."

Downs said 80 percent of the streets still have some standing water. On Frederick Street, water still covered the street and drivers had to creep along to avoid washing out their motors.

"Most of the water has receded, so imagine how it was the day after Lee, but only this Eastside of town."

Lee's powerful punch was also easy to see on the west side of town where you found residents walking through water and picking up debris. On Belleview Street, Betsy Vaughns stayed busy.

"I did suffer a busted windshield," Betsy Vaughns said.

Lee also drenched the lawn at her Providence home care business, and next door there's also lots of water sitting in the back of her home.

"Thank the Lord we didn't have any damage."

Lt. Downs said his fire crew was also happy the storm didn't cause any deaths or injuries here. He said his team will continue monitoring the streets until Lee has said his last goodbye to Moss Point.

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